Saturday, July 2, 2016

Twinnings Camomile Tea



Whenever I experience stomach pain or trouble one of the remedies I do is drinking tea. Tea helps in the digestion. The warmth from the hot tea also helps the stomach to be relieved.



Twinnings Camomile tea is light yellow and really won't get darker than that. I usually drink it when it is hot. I haven't tried making it as an iced tea.

I researched about the benefits of Chamomile:

It as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mild astringent and healing medicine. As a traditional medicine, it is used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns, canker sores, rheumatic pain, hemorrhoids and other ailments.

Externally, chamomile has been used to treat diaper rash, cracked nipples, chicken pox, ear and eye infections, disorders of the eyes including blocked tear ducts, conjunctivitis, nasal inflammation and poison ivy.

Chamomile liquid extract has been frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety, to treat hysteria, nightmares, insomnia and other sleep problems.

Chamomile has been valued as a digestive relaxant and has been used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting.

There are also precautions about Chamomile:

  • Chamomile may make asthma worse, so people with asthma should not take it.
  • Pregnant women should avoid chamomile because of the risk of miscarriage.
  • Chamomile may act like estrogen in the body, so women with a history of hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast or uterine cancer, should ask their doctors before taking it.
  • If you are allergic to asters, daisies, chrysanthemums, or ragweed, you may also be allergic to chamomile.
  • Stop taking chamomile at least 2 weeks before surgery or dental surgery, because of the risk of bleeding.
  • Chamomile may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with blood-thinners.
  • Use caution with sedatives since chamomile can make these drugs stronger.
  • Chamomile may lower blood pressure slightly. Taking it with drugs for high blood pressure could cause blood pressure to drop too low.
  • Chamomile may lower blood sugar. Taking it with diabetes drugs could raise the risk of low blood sugar. 
  • Due to its similarity to estrogen, chamomile may potentially interfere with drugs such as nolvadex (Tamoxifen) among others
Sources:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/german-chamomile


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